Officers kill man firing gun outside Cobb apartments
Motive and suspect’s connection to the complex investigated.
A man who randomly fired several shots outside a Cobb County apartment complex was shot and killed by police Friday morning when he made “a deadly threat” to officers, police said.
Several people called 911 to report the gunfire outside the Walton on the Chattahoochee apartments in the 6600 block of Akers Mill Road. Cobb police response was swift, spokeswoman Officer Sarah O’Hara told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“Because of the severity and the number of shots-fired calls that came in, obviously this area was flooded with officers,” she said.
As a result, Akers Mill Road between Powers Ferry Road and Cumberland Boulevard was closed at 6:40 a.m. It did not reopen until the investigation wrapped up seven hours later.
Callers told emergency dispatch the man was randomly firing shots in the parking lot. Police have not confirmed the number of shots, but O’Hara said responding offi- cers found damage to property, buildings and vehicles.
Police have not said if the man, who has not been identified, died at the scene or somewhere else.
Investigators are working to determine the motive and the man’s connection to the apartment complex, O’Hara said.
Police officials work the scene after a man randomly fired several shots outside a Cobb County apartment complex. Officers then shot and killed him Friday morning when he made “a deadly threat” to the officers.
Akers Mill Road between Powers Ferry Road and Cumberland Boulevard was closed around 6:40 a.m. after the shooting.
A Cobb County police officer stands behind a ballistics shield and near a handgun outside the Walton on the Chattahoochee apartment complex on Akers Mill Road.